|Transit Police/Franco Contino|
Another male passenger who was witnessing the attack intervened and was able to extract the assailant's hands from the operator's throat and bring the assailant to the floor of the bus. The assailant was able to flee from the area.
On May 14, 2013 at approximately 11:30am Transit Police detectives subsequent to an investigation arrested Franco Contino, 59 of Saugus for the attack described herein. Contino was placed into custody at the MBTA Haymarket station and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Contino is expected to be arraigned in Lynn District Court sometime tomorrow for Interfering with Public Transportation and Assault and Battery on a Public Employee.
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